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Phiblex exercise, 2000
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 22, 2020
Ivana Avramovic ©Stars and Stripes
Adriatic Sea, September, 2000: A sailor aboard the USS Austin signals to a Chinook helicopter pilot taking off during the Phiblex 2000 exercise, in which 400 Croatian troops from the 4th Army Brigade, a coastal defense unit, and an equal number of U.S. Marines from Camp Lejeune loaded into helicopters and lifted off for the beaches of the island of Zirje.
Two Stars and Stripes stories about the Phiblex 2000 exercise.